Entry Requirements—All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. Most visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, must apply for visas at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad before entering the country. U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 30 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. Please visit the Indian government’s website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibilities and requirements for this type of visa.
Immunizations and Health—No immunizations are required, but the U.S. Center for Disease Control strongly recommends the following inoculations: tetanus, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis. Please check out their website at: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india for complete details. You should only drink boiled or bottled water in India. Avoid cut salads, raw vegetables and fruits without skin everywhere except in hotel restaurants.
Exit Requirements—No airport tax is currently charged upon departure from India, nor is one anticipated. However, any such taxes or fees instituted after publication of this itinerary will be the responsibility of the clients to pay directly to the appropriate airport authorities.
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international air to Mumbai, India, and return from Delhi, India, to the U.S.A. We encourage you to work with Steven Goldberg at Frosch Travel in Chicago, who knows the best flights to get you to Mumbai, with return from Delhi.
1 internal flight within India is included in the price of this trip.
You will need to arrive in Mumbai, India, on the night of November 6, 2017. (We encourage you to consider arriving one day early to recover from jet lag.) You will depart from Delhi, India, late at night on November 17, 2017 (or late at night on November 18, 2017 if you are participating in the optional Delhi Extension).
Steven Goldberg / Frosch Travel
Toll-Free in USA: 1-800-323-1276
International guests, please call +1-312-371-9686
When calling, please identify yourself as a Toto Tours participant. If you leave a message on Steven’s voice mail, he will return your call promptly. He will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate.
NOTE: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible we often must turn away last minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
In November, the weather will still be very warm in Mumbai (between 75 and 90), while temperatures in Khajuraho, Gwalior and other locations on this tour may range about 10 to 15 degrees cooler. Laundry can be done at some of the places where we stay for two or more nights. You will be happier if you pack half of the clothes you think you need, do laundry along the way, and save room in your suitcases for fantastic purchases!
The currency unit in India is the Rupee (INR). As of November 7, 2016, the interbank exchange rate was 66.6 INR to the U.S. $1.00. ATMs are readily available in the major cities, and offer the best exchange rate for obtaining local currency. Credit cards are also widely accepted in establishments catering to tourists.
Tipping Guidelines—Virtually everyone in India expects to receive a tip. In tourist restaurants or hotels a 10% service charge is often added to bills. We will make collective tips to our drivers and guides, and a suggested tip amount will be provided prior to departure.
Toto Tours provides Adventure Travel Experiences as differentiated from tours in the traditional sense. Adventure Travel allows (even encourages) you to be an active participant. Adventurers can be identified by certain traits. They are:
Toto Tours is known for attracting great groups of people who are outgoing, interesting, and fun. You wouldn’t want to do this tour with anybody else! Experience a “Jungle Book” adventure to the wildlife and cultural wonders of India—a world apart from any you have ever known! If you have any questions, please call toll-free: 800-565-1241.
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